Character Design Challenge #173- Musical

Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I want you to create a music based character or characters. How you wish to interpret that is up to you, but your entry has to include a music based character.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Pop Quiz Winner!

Four great entries this week.

Cliff_PopQuiz_TriplePlay_Rocket_zpsyjygfyli Cliff'came up with some very creative uses for the three items.

Drinkfluid-NoveltyClock_zpsq9cnwxpa Drinkfluid's clock made great use of the three items with just a few additional pieces.

HerrD-WhenDaveDroveTheHovercraftThruTheCafe_zpsib8fmhrq HerrD came up with a whimsical take on the old bull in a china shop - but in this case it was a hovercraft in a bake shop.

Worf-Warior WomanWorf's creative masking and item use was very inventive. .

Please join me in congratulating Worf as this week's winner. The masking of the drum was a real surprise. Great job.

I will post the link to your prize as a message on this page later this week.

See you Saturday!




Character Design Challenge #172 (Fairy Tales) Winner

Honourable Mentions: Melmo44- Snow WHite and Rose Red & djuby- Caterpillar

Winner: Darryl Lashambe- Snow Maiden

Pop Quiz – Triple Play Replay!


Your Pop Quiz challenge is wide open subject wise, but you MUST use the three items pictured above as part of your creation, they must be clearly visible as part of your creation, and they must NOT be used for their intended purpose.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

The winning entry will receive a design of a companion piece for your creation by yours truly.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
  • Please make the link go directly to the image(like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, June 5th.




Taking a week or so off

Hey Folk,

Just want to let you all know that due to being incredibly sick right as well as having some major back pain issues at the same time I find myself unable to focus on anything for very long and also in very bad temper. As a result of this I plan on taking a week or so break from doing anything related with HeroMachine. In fact beside for going to work at night I am spending all my time in bed sleeping or trying to sleep. Please do not try and contact me unless you can not react one of the other mods first. I am miserable and just wish all the pain and discomfort would go away!


Friday Night Fights: Qualifying Round- Modern

Hey guys, JR here.

As we got exactly 8 entries, I decided to add an entry of my own so we can do a qualifying round, because it'd suck if everyone did four entries and only three ended up being used.

So, the way this works: all of the first round entries are in a single poll. You can vote for your four favourites each day. The poll will close next Thursday and then the person with the least votes will be eliminated. The remaining eight move on to the next round.

Good luck everyone. Let the fights begin.

EDIT: I've added the entries in a large size after the jump. Probably should have done that to begin with, but hey, at least it's still day 1 right.

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Friday Night Fights Entries CLOSED

Sorry everyone, the submissions for this years Friday Night Fights are now closed.

See ya on Friday.

JR out.

Top 5 Stupidest Superhero Origins

Every good superhero needs a good origin story. Batman's parents where killed in front of him, so he decides to fight crime in his city. Captain America isn't able to join the US military to fight in WW2 so volunteers for an experiment to turn him into a super-soldier and goes on to fight for truth, justice and the American way. And Thor fights crime because...

Well you can't have them all.

But some superhero origins just can't avoid being bad. The original Flash gets his powers by inhaling "hard water vapours" (isn't hard water basically ice?) and the original Human Torch is actually a robot (negating the Human part of his name). And the less said about how half of the Fantastic Four shouldn't have actually been anywhere near that spaceship (one being unqualified and the other still being in college) the better. But there are some that are just plain terrible. And here's 5 of them.

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Friday Night Fights FINAL REMINDER

Hey guys, JR here, with your FINAL REMINDER to get your entries in for this years Friday Night Fights. I know there are a few people finishing off their entries who haven't got them sent in to me yet, but unfortunately you're gonna have to get them done real quick because the deadline for entries is TOMORROW.

The first round will be going live this Friday. You can find any information here.

JR out

Kaldath’s Corner: The Hamster himself on becoming the Joker!

Greetings Fellow Machiners!

Welcome to another addition of Kaldath's Corner. This week I stumbled across a bit of video on youtube I thought I'd share with you all for your entertainment. Now this isn't new as it was originally posted something like 4 or 5 years ago and many of you may have seen it already like I already had, but I felt it worth another watch. With that being said I present to you a little history on Mark Hamill obtaining the roll to voice the Joker on Batman: TAS as present by the Hamster himself!